And this is more or less what happens in this third book of the Baroque Cycle....Continua
I quite enjoyed the riffs on history, economy, contemporary politics, philosophy either as philosophy or disguised as science (the natural kind), 17th century social customs and other tidbits strewn throughout.
London as a decor for this volume served it well and for me brought home for the first time the enormity and the enormous history of that place.
Somehow it feels as if this ending does not carry the weight of the start of this story and of the events that have come to pass but how could it possibly?...Continua
Warning: it is surely not an easy read. Yet, after some 900 pages of witty dialogues, thrilling action and insane details on the most diverse matters (ranging from descriptions of places, streets and history of London to the ingredients to obtain phosphorus - i.e. urine), Stephenson somehow manages to let the reader want for more.. That's what you may call an achievement....Continua